Cosmic Contradictions

Last night, Thursday August 12th, 2021, we were supposed to get a Perseid Meteor Shower of biblical proportions. We didn’t. We got a great night sky – clear as a glass – sprinkled in wonder – but no shooting stars or any other sort of cosmic occurrence. There will be another chance. There always is…Continue reading “Cosmic Contradictions”

The Saga Of The White Faced Hornets

Saga seem like a strong word for something that only took up a few minutes of each day, for two days. But the whole idea of it – the physicality and possibilities it presented – was living rent free in my brain for a solid day – so, well – saga stays. Saturday, Aug 7Continue reading “The Saga Of The White Faced Hornets”

The Den

Growing up, we had a room in our house that was designated as a catch-all: a place to store things forgotten that you weren’t ready to forget, a place to iron clothes, and a place to hide Christmas presents from prying eyes… It’s also where a majority of our houseplants, in varying stages of theirContinue reading “The Den”

Pileated Maple.. Maybe

There’s an old, dying tree out back that was old and dying when I bought this place a few years ago. It’s upright and alright – but this tree has decayed to the point where it can’t be identified. However, I would assume it’s in the maple family based on its size and what’s growingContinue reading “Pileated Maple.. Maybe”

Foxglove and Daylily: A Tale Of Two Sisters

In the fall, my daughters will take on the next scholastic chapters in both of their young and wonderful lives. Penny, eight this coming August, will go into third grade – which I hear is a real doozy in modern times. It’s probably even more-so being that half of this year past year – andContinue reading “Foxglove and Daylily: A Tale Of Two Sisters”

Jam On (Recipe At The End)

There’s always been a plan to plant things to grow things to sustain us here at our little homestead – and throughout the course of the pandemic, we made some serious headway: 8 Apple Trees (6 that are a sure thing). 10 Blueberry Bushes (8 that are putting out an impressive amount of fruit.. 2Continue reading “Jam On (Recipe At The End)”

Soft Skin In A Crowded Place | 6.5.2021

And in all the dreams I have of you.You’re younger… …And you’re doing crazy things. And no one believes me when I talk about how you used to do crazy things. Sometimes I don’t believe me, but I know what I remember. Crazy things that stuck us together like glue. Crazy things that made peopleContinue reading “Soft Skin In A Crowded Place | 6.5.2021”

Beasts of the Nook

I’ve got an area in the back yard…Well – it’s an area by definition, but it’s really a nook: a little area boxed-in by the back of the house, the back of the shed, the front of the woods, and this temporary fence my neighbor put up in an obvious bout with insanity. We growContinue reading “Beasts of the Nook”